Netherlands: Amsterdam-based serviced apartment provider Short Stay Group has appointed Steven Smit as chief financial officer.
The announcement comes as Short Stay Group prepares to expand
both Short Stay Group and its boutique serviced apartment brand
Together with active shareholders Arnoud Litjens and Patrick Grasso, and CEO Peter Heule, Smit will focus on the financial strategy to support growth of the company.
Smit is an alumni of Hotelschool The Hague and started his career at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. With an MBA from Hult International Business School and a Masters in Financial Management from Rotterdam School of Management, Smit has also worked as an analyst for Deloitte. In 2013 he joined Colliers International Hotels, working on feasibility studies and transaction across Europe.
Smit said: "I am very excited to start this new challenge. Over the coming years we will take on Europe, further developing Short Stay Group into a pan-European serviced apartment company."
Heule said: "To have Steven come on board at the Short Stay Group is great. As Short Stay Group we now are taking the next steps to further develop the position as one of the leading serviced apartment players in the industry."
Short Stay Group operates more than 550 serviced apartments in Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona. Its Yays concierged boutique apartment brand was launched in 2014. Yays operates three aparthotels in Amsterdam, and will open in Barcelona in 2017.
Short Stay Group aims to operate more than 2000 apartments in 2020.